Show Me Your Number and Dumakahle using the power of music to eradicate stigma and discrimination in support of People Living with HIV

Johannesburg, Monday, 05 October 2020

Show Me Your Number has forged a new partnership with Dumakahle Entertainment in the response to eradicate stigma and discrimination by strengthening voices of Key Populations at district level. Mpilo Seluleko Nkosi, CEO of Dumakahle, Maskandi Producer and song writer of the master piece “Angimazi ubaba Wengane” was approached by IPO Support Officer Siphamandla ‘Desh’ Dlhamini as our Human Rights Ambassadors to use the power of music to educated communities on HIV and TB prevention, testing and screening as well as adherence to treatment

Dumakahle Entertainment and Show Me Your Number together against Stigma and Discriminations

We conducted Human Rights Toolkit Workshop in KZN and many of the participants highlighted that we are not addressing culture as a barrier to access to health care services. The key recommendation was that cultural leaders need to be engaged to drive this agenda. So the partnership could not have come at a better time.

As Show Me Your Number we believe in the power of the arts in addressing behavior change in our communities. We have seen the power influencers in the call for Male Medical Circumcision and know that this is the best approach in addressing cultural barriers in the promotion of Human Rights for People Living with HIV and People Living with TB.

Mpilo, going by the stage name Dumakahle, mentioned that in order for him to harness the full power of driving behavior change in the HIV and TB response he is committed to rigorous training so that he can advocate on health matters that affect minority groups in our communities. “As the first step to demonstrate my commitment I will be attending the Human Rights Toolkit workshop on the 12, 13 and 14 October 2020 with Methodist Wattville Outreach, Human Rights implementing Partner Organizations, at City of Ekurhuleni”.

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